Securus Technologies: Stopping Crime One Cell Phone at a Time

Securus Technologies recently released a press release full of testimonials from real prisons and correctional facilities sharing how the company’s technology security solutions have benefited their institutions. If you are unfamiliar with Securus Technologies, basically, they create and provide a pretty wide variety of technology solutions that help prevent real crime from happening inside prisons. I found it interesting that their technology solutions actually prevent in-prison crime committed by technology inside prison walls.

 

Let me expand… Securus’ main goal with its security technology is to prevent inmates (and sometimes corrupt staff) from committing crimes through the use of cell phones and other technology. While when I think of prison corruption, I typically think of drugs or gang violence, in a digital world the inmates have gone digital too. Contraband cell phones are becoming a leading way for incarcerated inmates to commit crime or simply go through with malicious activity from inside prison walls. If a cell phone is brought into a prison and falls into the wrong hands it can be used for activities that can be dangerous for those outside prison walls.

 

Securus Technologies is a highly vetted company that works with prisons and correctional facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. They have contracts to provide security technology to over 2,000 correctional facilities. They are also a highly innovative company. The Chief Executive Officer of Securus was quoted in saying that rarely does a week pass that his team doesn’t invent a new technology or expand on existing ones that keeps prisons safe from technology threats.

 

Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas Texas with satellite offices across the United States. They have over 1,000 employees. In 2016 Securus invested over $600 million in patents, acquisitions and new technologies that keeps us all safe, whether inside or outside of prisons.